Construction commenced on up to 14 miles of border wall in San Diego this week; with US officials confirming the current “steel-mesh” will be replaced with “30-foot-high steel bollards.”
“Construction has begun on the fifth border wall project of Donald Trump’s presidency, replacing up to 14 miles of barrier in San Diego, authorities said Tuesday,” reports Fox San Diego.
“The first panels are in place to replace a steel-mesh fence with 30-foot-high steel bollards, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. SLSCO Ltd. of Galveston, Texas, was awarded a $101 million contract in December, with options for an additional $30 million,” adds the report.
The construction project comes days after President Trump declared a “national emergency” along the entire US-Mexico border.
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